After the Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group produced Voices of Hope (the first DVD in the series for breast cancer patients and survivors), we received many urgent requests to portray the stories, struggles and insights of the spouses, family members and friends who’ve supported a loved one through breast cancer. The new DVD, Voices of Hope: Family and Friends, is ready to be released and will be premiered on October 23, 2012 at the Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are still available by contacting Dianedavies48@yahoo.com. The evening will include a reception in the lobby with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction followed by the new DVD screening and a few more surprises.
Loved ones often have no idea how to help, what to say, and how to calm their own fears. Family and friends, overwhelmed by fear and grief, sometimes distance or even abandon a loved one during or after breast cancer treatment. Yet many survivors and their families look back on the breast cancer journey as a time when they clarified their values and deepened their love. The DVD helps the caregiver answer the questions; “My Loved one has breast cancer, now what do I do? How can I help”.
As a part of the creation process, Voices of Hope: Family and Friends, was shown to several breast cancer support groups as well as a group of breast cancer care professionals. Here is some of the feedback we received:
- A strength of the piece is that it is real people talking about real experiences.
- Intimacy and relationships – very well done and sincere.
- The wide variety of people’s relationships, opinions, feelings that would allow many viewers to find some way to relate, to nod one’s head in recognition.
- The honesty and the mix of seriousness and humor. Awesome.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser window to see a three minute trailer of the new DVD then join us on October 23rd to see the entire piece and celebrate with us. http://vimeo.com/51176847